Venture RV Introduces Stratus Travel Trailer to Rave Reviews

Shipshewana, Indiana-based Venture RV, a division of KZRV, launched the all-new Stratus line of lightweight travel trailers at this year’s 2018 Open House event in Elkhart County, Indiana.

It’s hard to miss: the Venture Stratus is bright, brave, and bold with attention-grabbing looks and edgy interior styling that stand out in the lightweight segment.

2019 Stratus SR261VRK travel trailer exterior in indigo blue (Source: Venture RV)

2019 Stratus SR261VRK travel trailer exterior in indigo blue (Source: Venture RV)

Unveiled to rave reviews, the Stratus is travel trailer eye-candy in high-gloss shades of Victory Red, Indigo Blue, Aztec Grey, or Polar White, according to a company news release.

“Stratus features Lamilux 4000, which gives an exacting visual that’s common to high-end fifth wheels and motorhomes, not travel trailers,” said Dave Boggs, general manager. “It combines the advantages of reinforced fiberglass composite, with the lustrous look of aluminum.”

2019 Stratus SR261VRK travel trailer interior (Source: Venture RV)

2019 Stratus SR261VRK travel trailer interior (Source: Venture RV)

For better resistance to ultraviolet light and weathering, the gleaming super-smooth surface is then sealed with a layer of gel coat.

The pleasant surprises continue inside which Stratus designed to evoke a cool, urban vibe. The thoughtful blend of Alpine White and Dark Mountain Walnut woodwork is a nod to today’s mixed cabinetry residential trend.

All floor plans feature a sizeable pantry with half the models offering a full walk-in pantry.

Other generous appointments include an ample eight-cubic-foot refrigerator and a true residential 60-inch x 80-inch queen bed with mattress upgrade.

2019 Stratus SR261VRK travel trailer interior (Source: Venture RV)

2019 Stratus SR261VRK travel trailer interior (Source: Venture RV)

Creature comforts abound, literally: a doggie dish cubby and dual purpose Venture bottle opener/doggie tie down make it easy to road-trip with Rover.

Other top features include back lit dinette booths, entrance door motion light, coat hooks located by entry door, flip-up solid step, four ground effect LED lights, screen shot screen doors, and Store-Mor nightstands with 110 outlet and USB Plugs (CPAP Sized).

2019 Stratus SR261VRK travel trailer interior (Source: Venture RV)

2019 Stratus SR261VRK travel trailer interior (Source: Venture RV)

Available in six floor plans, with more in the works, Stratus starts at 4,500 pounds dry weight and go up to 6,200 pounds, with lengths beginning with 24 feet.

Currently available floor plans include:

  • Stratus SR221VRB travel trailer
  • Stratus SR261VBH travel trailer
  • Stratus SR261VRK travel trailer (available options include theater seating and tri-fold sofa)
  • Stratus SR261VRL travel trailer (available options include theater seating and tri-fold sofa)
  • Stratus SR271VRS travel trailer (available options include theater seating and tri-fold sofa)
  • Stratus SR281VBH travel trailer (available options include theater seating and tri-fold sofa)
2019 Stratus SR261VRK travel trailer bed storage (Source: Venture RV)

2019 Stratus SR261VRK travel trailer bed storage (Source: Venture RV)

“It’s a striking, up-market visual, and it’s cleverly equipped,” said Boggs.

“We are really excited about this product— it’s got everything our Venture customers love plus some unexpected elements, at an affordable price point. Innovation like this is why we’re a leader in the lightweight market segment.”

Venture RV, a division of KZRV, is headquartered in Shipshewana, Indiana. Venture RV manufactures five lines of travel trailers including Sonic, Sonic Lite, Stratus, SportTrek, and SportTrek Touring.

2019 Stratus SR261VRK travel trailer bedroom (Source: Venture RV)

2019 Stratus SR261VRK travel trailer bedroom (Source: Venture RV)

Worth Pondering…

If you wait for the perfect moment when all is safe and assured, it may never arrive. Mountains will not be climbed, races won, or lasting happiness achieved.

—Maurice Chevalier

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